In a bid to stay in power the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, party entered into an alliance with the Congress. However Western Uttar Pradesh which polled on Saturday in the first phase of the UP elections has rejected this alliance and this clearly shows that the move by the SP has backfired.
The reason for this alliance backfiring is because the people view the Congress as a party of scams and corruption. The people are not ready to accept this fact at any cost and this is the primary reason why the SP-Congress alliance has failed.
Akhilesh Yadav's position has been clearly weak during the elections and this is largely to do with the failure of his government. People are upset with the increasing crime rate, handling of women related issues, farmer problems and corruption are the primary reasons the people have been citing against the SP. To add to the woes of the SP is the alliance with the Congress which has only made the people even more upset.
The voters in Western UP have categorically rejected the SP-Congress alliance. The ruling SP has not been able to address the farmer problems, increase in crime, corruption and issues such as exodus. In addition to this, the corruption of the Congress party too has been an issue as to why the people have rejected this alliance. The SP-Congress have also relied on vote bank politics to such an extent that it has ended up appeasing one particular community.
Taking all these factors into account, the people have favoured the BJP as it does not favour one particular community. The party believes in the development of all. The BJP has assured that it would work towards the development of farmers, poor, women and youth. This has had an impact on the elections and a large number of people have made up their mind to go with the BJP. The impact of all these factors will be seen in the first phase of the elections which is polling in 73 constituencies. A majority of the people would vote for the BJP in this phase.